Bethany Academy

K - 12 Interdenominational Christian School
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Our Academic Philosophy

Our Academic Philosophy

What does Bethany Academy mean when it refers to an Advanced Placement Philosophy?

It is our belief that all students are called to excellence in both academics and spiritual development.  Teachers at Bethany Academy are committed to engaging and inspiring students through rigorous coursework, meaningful relationships, and creative learning opportunities necessary for success throughout their educational experience. 

  • Students begin in Kindergarten to develop and apply skills, abilities, and content knowledge needed to succeed throughout junior high and high school and then on into college.
  • Curriculum alignment and grading rubrics develop consistency across grade levels.
  • Various types of learning opportunities and multiple forms of assessments increase the development of intellectual abilities:  knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills are addressed starting in Kindergarten and lower elementary through questioning techniques and exploration, use of the Socratic Method in upper elementary through high school, Cornell Notes in junior high and high school, SOAPS-T method for analyzing written works in high school, etc.
  • Learning takes place in an environment that emphasizes how to think, not what to think.

Not all of our students choose competitive colleges; for those that do, the high level of education and rigor our students experience factors in toward achieving their college goals. 

Success in college is dependent on many factors:

  • Academic Ability
  • Biblical Worldview Instruction
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Problem Solving Ability
  • Strong Work Ethic
  • Self-Motivation and Discipline
  • Ability to Work and Communicate Well with Others